Financial Preparation For Divorce

If you are considering filing for a Chicago divorce or think your spouse may be filing, you may want to gather all financial records and documents. You may need the receipts and bills to support your financial affidavit. If you divorce in Chicago, the court rules require each party to sign a financial affidavit stating their income and monthly expenses and listing assets and debts. The financial affidavits are generally not filed with the court. You will also want to gather the tax returns for the last3 years, including all schedules and attachments. If your spouse conducts discovery during the divorce, you may be required to provide credit card and bank statements for the last 3 years as well as other financial documents. There may be other preparations that you should be undertaking depending upon your particular circumstances. Top Chicago divorce attorney Tanya Witt provides her clients with legal advice that is customized to their unique situations.

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